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Contains:  IC 1396, North America nebula, NGC 7000, M 31, Great Nebula in Andromeda, NGC 224, The star Navi (γCas), The star Almach (γ1And), The star Schedar (αCas), The star Caph (βCas), The star Algol (βPer), The star Kochab (βUMi), The star Polaris (αUMi), The star Mirach (βAnd), The star Alpheratz (αAnd), The star Mirfak (αPer), The constellation Triangulum (Tri), Part of the constellation Pisces (Psc), The constellation Ursa Minor (UMi), Part of the constellation Perseus (Per), Part of the constellation Pegasus (Peg), Part of the constellation Lynx (Lyn), The constellation Lacerta (Lac), The constellation Camelopardalis (Cam), Part of the constellation Draco (Dra), The constellation Cepheus (Cep), The constellation Cassiopeia (Cas), The constellation Andromeda (And)
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Perseids Meteor Shower 2017, 


            Scott Davis
Perseids Meteor Shower 2017

Perseids Meteor Shower 2017

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Canon EFS 10-18mm f/4-5.6 STM

Imaging camera:Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Mount:Bogen Tripod

Resolution: 1200x800

Dates:Aug. 12, 2017

1x30" ISO1600
2x10" ISO3200

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 77.03%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00 job: 1687454

RA center: 7.037 degrees

DEC center: 64.017 degrees

Pixel scale: 371.146 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 120.333 degrees

Field radius: 74.344 degrees

Locations: Big Stump, Kings Canyon National Park, CA, United States


This is my first-ever attempt at capturing a meteor shower. I think my technique was good; however, the shower as a whole was disappointing.

This image is a composite of three images - a single 30-second exposure to capture the base star field, and two 10-second exposures (one for each meteor). Observationally, the shower yielded very few meteors before the moon came up at 11:30, resulting in only 2 of 130 images containing a meteor. Thankfully, it comes every year, and I definitely plan to attempt this again because I think my proof of concept was solid.



Scott Davis
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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Perseids Meteor Shower 2017, 


            Scott Davis